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By Forrest Hersherger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Council Approves Changes in Economic Development Funding

City Seeks to Open Funding Opportunities


The City of Sidney is trying to avoid the awkwardness of meeting an individual or private enterprise who wants to support development in the community, but the City can’t accept it.

The Sidney City Council met in a special session Monday morning to consider a program that would allow private contributions for economic development. Presently, LB840 limits where and how Sidney can receive funding.

“We can only do what the plan says we can do, and get funds from where it says we can get them,” Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard said Monday morning.

She said the City is very l...

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